Formula1- McLaren-Mercedes F1 Team - TEST REPORT BARCELONA - WEEKLY SUMMARY

Formula1- McLaren-Mercedes F1 Team - TEST REPORT BARCELONA - WEEKLY SUMMARY

02.12.2005: Formula1- McLaren-Mercedes F1 Team - TEST REPORT BARCELONA - WEEKLY SUMMARY


Date: Friday 2nd December, 2005
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
Drivers: Juan Pablo Montoya and Gary Paffett
Weather: Wet
Air temperature high 8.6 degrees Celsius
Track temperature high 10.8 degrees Celsius
Laps run today: 0
Best lap time of the week:

Best lap time of the week from a Team McLaren Mercedes driver: Jenson Button, BAR Honda V10, 1m14.143s (Thursday)
Pedro de la Rosa, 1m17.447s (Thursday)
Total number of laps driven during the test: 351

Total number of km driven during the test: 1623km (Juan Pablo 291km, Alex 379km, Pedro 685km, Gary 268km)

Duration of test: Three days (28th, 29th and 1st; 2nd abandoned)

 

Team McLaren Mercedes abandoned the last day of testing of its four day testing programme at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today due to the wet weather conditions; neither Juan Pablo Montoya nor Gary Paffett went out on the track.

The team instead focused on preparatory work for next weeks test in Jerez, Spain, which begins on Wednesday 7th December.

During the three days of testing completed this week Juan Pablo, Gary, Pedro and Alex ran the interim MP4-20B, powered by the new Mercedes-Benz 2.4 litre V8 engine, and between them the four drivers completed 351 laps, covering 1623kms. The programme for the week saw the team focus on engine and Michelin tyre work.  

 

-Ellen Kolby, Wolfgang Schattling -
photo copyright McLaren Mercedes

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02.12.2005 / MaP

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